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Cinnamon Slices

cinnamon-slices

These delicious cinnamon slices are a great low carb and gluten-free afternoon treat.  Or just as good for breakfast as the Chief Taster informed me, as he ignored my offer of breakfast eggs and scoffed a couple of these with his coffee.

This was my very first bake in the oven of our new house.  I had been eyeing up the oven with an element of distrust for a week as it’s not as large as my previous one.  Which, although was great for a mega baking and roasting session was not level.  That meant remembering to turn the bakes around half way through to ensure everything was even.  

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The oven in our new house is a smaller built-in one, with a separate gas hob.   It was very clean and suggested that the previous tenants did not use it much.   We had a small oven in the first place we lived in Barbados which was my worst nightmare as it was not really meant for baking but heating up.  It was more of an adult easy oven and took twice as long as it should to bake.   I’m still in therapy about the time I tried to roast a medium turkey in one day.  So, given my experiences with a small oven I did not have high hopes.   I finally reached for a baking tin and tried these cinnamon slices to see how the oven was going to perform.  The test run went well, I gave a sigh of relief and can start planning baking recipes galore!  

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The cinnamon swirl in the cinnamon slices is made of a mixture of butter, cream cheese and cinnamon.  You could omit the cream cheese and use more butter, but I was going for a more creamy texture.  Plus the idea of the combination of cream cheese and cinnamon is appealing to me.  As to how you swirl this is up to you.  I put dollops of the mixture on top of the cake batter and swirled it throughout a bit too wildly.  I got a bit carried away with the pattern.  Alternatively you could add the cinnamon mixture into the cake mixture directly and not swirl it.  

Cinnamon Slices

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As I was munching on them, I could not help but think that these would be lovely with apple in them.  Apple and cinnamon go very well together and perhaps you could slice an apple thinly, dust the slices in cinnamon and layer then on top of the cake mixture before baking.   Or even in the middle for a delicious surprise.   It would up the carb content so I’ll let that decision be down to you.

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Cinnamon Slices
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup coconut flour
  2. ½ cup melted butter
  3. 5 eggs
  4. ½ cup erythritol (or other sugar substitute)
  5. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
Cinnamon Swirl
  1. 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  2. 2 tablespoons erythritol (or other sugar substitute)
  3. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  4. 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  5. 2-3 tablespoons water (optional depending on batter texture)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  2. Blend the butter, eggs, erythritol and vanilla essence.
  3. Add the coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk until the batter is smooth
  4. Mix the tablespoons of erythritol and butter with the cream cheese. Blend together until smooth (I used a fork, then moved to a spoon).
  5. Grease a square baking tin and line it with parchment paper.
  6. Spoon the cake mixture into the tin.
  7. Add the cinnamon mixture on top of the cake mixture and using a spoon, swirl the mixture into the cake mixture. Make your own patterns!
  8. Bake for 30 minutes until firm.
  9. Cut into 8 slices.
  10. Eat and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes 8 Slices
  2. Nutritional Info per slice – 234 Calories, 20g Fat, 6g Protein, 7g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs
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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Kate Horrell
    November 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them. I love anything that is easy to make AND tastes so good.

  • Reply
    Eliza
    November 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Angela,
    Made this today and I added some apple..Delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      November 3, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Though it would go well with apple! Thanks for letting me know!

  • Reply
    Yvonne Clina
    October 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    What size of baking tin did you use? I just love all your recipes!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      October 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      8 inches square. Glad you enjoy them!

  • Reply
    Betty
    October 21, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I’m going to make these today. Love cinnamon in anything. However, am not sure what you mean by “vanilla essence”. Is that the same as “vanilla”? Hope so, because that’s what I’m going to use. : )

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      October 21, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Hi, it’s the same as vanilla extract. Hope you enjoy them. I just love the smell of cinnamon baking!

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